CPLC Season 2: Spring Offerings


This spring, please do one or more of the following, before Graduation. Keep in mind that reflection is a core part of the pedagogies that we enact with our students!

Events & Opportunities

Lightning Talks

schedule of talks

Your Stories of Group & Student Engagement Success

Keynote: "On Grief and Loss: Building a Post-Pandemic Future for Higher Ed without Losing Sight of Our Students and Ourselves"

headshot of eyler and his bookJoin us virtually for the keynote we’ve all been waiting for! Joshua Eyler will be with us on April 30th from 4-5:30pm!

“On Grief and Loss: Building a Post-Pandemic Future for Higher Ed without Losing Sight of Our Students and Ourselves”

As we pass the tragic milestone of a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, higher ed is in a collective mourning process that compounds personal loss with grief for the ways we used to teach, to learn together, to see each other in the halls without masks, and to advance our shared educational mission. This talk will be a reflection on coming to terms with this grieving for the higher ed that was, thinking through what we’ve learned about students and teaching from this experience, and building hope for what the future of higher ed might look like. We’ll make space for plenty of discussion at the end so that we can process this work as a community.

Josh Eyler is Director of Faculty Development and Director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies, and he is the author ofHow Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (WVU, 2018). Josh is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, and he often consults with centers for teaching and learning on a range of issues related to programming and research.

You must register for this keynote and the post-keynote Q&A. Please go to the Event Page to do this!